[FFmpeg-user] Why FFMPEG?

Marton Balint cus at passwd.hu
Mon Aug 16 01:03:56 EEST 2021

On Sun, 15 Aug 2021, Android PowerUser wrote:

> The use case is simple:
> why do we use codecs at all:
> It's easy, files will simply become incredibly large.  Stream would be
> impossible and send via Whatsapp (16 MB lock).  Saving on a low budget
> device would also not be possible.  Then of course you also want the most
> memory-efficient.

There are a lot of other considerations at play. Device compatiblity, for 
example. Or licensing cost of using the codecs. HW capacity needed to 
_encode_ the videos. So no, typically you don't want the newest codecs 
with the slowest presets for any real use case.


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